Poverty ambassador in £1-a-day challenge

Global Poverty Project Ambassador Scott Chandler from Cockerham, who is setting up a group for people to try living on five pounds for five days to highlight global poverty.
Global Poverty Project Ambassador Scott Chandler from Cockerham, who is setting up a group for people to try living on five pounds for five days to highlight global poverty.

A COCKERHAM man has been selected as an ambassador for global poverty and will be living on just £1 a day as part of the project next month.

Scott Chandler, 30, from Rectory Gardens, was recently selected as the North West’s 2012 Global Poverty Project Ambassador, tasked with changing the way people think about global poverty.

The project is campaigning for the 1.4 billion people across the world who live in extreme poverty and survive on around £1 a day.

As part of the project, Scott, who is currently doing a teaching degree at the University of Cumbria, will be taking part in the Live Below the Line campaign.

He is aiming to spend no more than £1 per day on food and drink for five days from May 7-11, and is challenging Lancaster residents to do the same.

See the Lancaster Guardian (12-04-12) for full story.